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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
FIRTH William Woolsorter Stanningley 30 Dec 1865 24 Oct 1876
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Eliza FIRTH wife Jos'h Clough, sol William W Bramham, clerk   No
Luke TETLEY
brother in law Details
Henry TETLEY brother in law

My wife Eliza and brothers in law Luke and Henry Tetley to be executors and trustees. After the death of my wife they shall sell property and divide equally amongst all my brothers and sister and brothers and sisters of my said wife.(no other names mentioned).
Testator died 4 Sep 1876

   
   

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
FARRAR John Grocer Richardshaw Lane 17 Mar 1877 13 July 1881
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Mary FARRAR wife Charles Bulmer, solicitor Charles William Thompson his clerk   No
Sarah FARRAR
daughter Details
   

Trustees are the Legatees plus his son John Farrar of Half Mile, Boilermaker.
After my decease trustees to sell & invest in trust for use of wife Mary and then daughter Sarah while she remains unmarried. If after my wife's decease and marriage or death of my daughter Sarah then everything to be converted into money and divided one third for such of my sons living or their issue if deceased. Two thirds for my daughters or their issue if deceased.
Testator died 1 Nov 1880 age 66 years.

   
   
   
   
   
   

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
FIRTH William Cloth Manufacturer Stanningley in B 22 May 1880 1882
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Sarah Firth wife Henry Johnson Carr James Watkinson   Accepted
Joseph Firth son Details
William Firth son

Executors were sons Joseph and William Firth.
Witnesses were Henry Johnson Carr, Solicitor, Leeds and James Watkinson of Stanningley.

Sarah Galloway daughter
Elizabeth Jennings daughter
Mary Eastwood daughter

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
FARRER Joshua Clothier Stanningley 28 Feb 1827 27 Oct 1827
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Maria Farrer wife Matt. Gaunt Sol. Joshua Wilkinson James Clough No
William Farrer son Details
   

Executors are John Varley Cloth Manufacturer & John Harrison Clothier both of Stanningley.
Mentions two pieces of land in Stanningley that Joshua and his father William Farrer purchased from Benjamin Hainsworth of Stanningley.
Testator died April 1827 age 36 years

   
   
   
   
   

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
FLETCHER James Farmer Pudsey 07 Dec 1599  
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Elizabeth Goodall   William Webster William Gaunt William Crabtree No
Jane Fletcher wife Details
Thomas Fletcher of Woodhall, son of Robert Fletcher of 'Ecclesfield' ? grandson

Elizabeth Goodall to have a small house and croft, then occupied by William Wood.
Jane Fletcher to have James's house and land in 'Pudsaid' for her lifetime.
After Jane's death, this house and land to pass to Thomas Fletcher.
In view of this, Thomas to make the following payments:
In the year following the death of Jane Fletcher, £3.6.8 to Elizabeth Goodall;
in the second year, 20s. each to Lionel, William, and George Fletcher, children of Robert Fletcher;
in the third year, 20s. each to William, Jonas, Isaac, Maria, and Suzana Fletcher, childen of Henry Fletcher;
in the fourth year, 20s. each to Robert, George, and Jane Fletcher, children of Wilfraid Fletcher, on condition that he settle the joint bond to John Fearnley of Bradford;
in the fifth year, £3.6.8 to Elizabeth Swane, daughter of Thomas Swane;
in perpetuity 10s. a year to the relief of the poor in Pudsaid, to be distributed at the discretion of the Churchwardens and the Overseers of the Poor.
Jane Fletcher and Thomas Fletcher to be executors, to dischage debts and pay funeral expenses.
The original Will is in the Borthwick Institite of Historical Research, York; see also Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series, vol. 24 (1898)

   
   

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
FIRTH Eliza widow Barnes Close Stanningley 8 June 1887 8 Dec 1891
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
John Tetley CORLESS Nephew Henry GOTT Postmaster Pudsey Walter GOTT Lowtown Pudsey   No
Susannah LOVE Niece Details
Ann CORLESS Niece Convert into money and divide into eleven equal parts or shares 1st part or share between John Tetley Corless, Susannah Love (the wife of George Henry Love) and Ann Corless - being children of my late sister Sarah Corless. 2nd part or share between John Tetley, Peter Clayton Tetley and Sarah Roberts (the wife of Joseph Roberts) - being the children of my late brother Luke Tetley. 3rd part or share between Luke Tetley and Eliza Tetley - being children of my late brother Peter Tetley. 4th part or share to Mary Elizabeth Machill (the wife of Charles Machill - being the daughter of my late brother Henry Tetley. 5th part or share to Amos Tetley my brother. 6th part or share between Henry Tetley, Susannah Wade (the wife of Elija Wade) and Mary Kay (the wife of John Kay - being children of my late brother John Tetley. 7th part or share to Josiah Firth the brother of my late husband William Firth. 8th part or share between John Firth Hudson and Sarah Ann Hudson being the children of Rachel Hudson the sister of my late husband William Firth. 9th part or share to Walter Scott being the son of my late husbands sister Martha Scott. 10th part or share between William Firth, Annie Ligwell and Sarah Firth - being the children of my late husbands brother Joseph Firth. 11th part or share to Mary Firth the sister of my late husband. Testatrix died 23 Sept 1891
John TETLEY Nephew
Peter Clayton TETLEY Nephew
Sarah ROBERTS Niece
Luke TETLEY Nephew
Eliza TETLEY Niece
Mary Elizabeth MACHILL Niece
Amos TETLEY Brother
Henry TETLEY Nephew
Susannah WADE Niece
Mary KAY Niece
Josiah FIRTH brother in law
John Firth HUDSON nephew in law
Sarah Ann HUDSON niece in law
Walter SCOTT nephew in law
William FIRTH nephew in law
Annie LIGWELL niece in law
Sarah FIRTH niece in law
Mary FIRTH sister in law